This has really improved and blossomed over time in bottle -- reminding of the promise to wait for some reds to age beautifully before uncorking. Savory with hints of inkiness, blueberry, plum, herbs. Oak is beginning to recede into the background, but not fully there yet. Dry, yet more velvety with fine grainy/gritty tannins, quite a bit of acidity, and a lingering finish.
Had this over 2 nights. PnP and consumed half of bottle over 4 hours on 1st night; had rest bottle on 2nd night. Young and primary, with concentrated and ripe fruit-forwardness, a tad bit of structure, and finishing off a little hot. Some classic Syrah notes of olive, ink, white pepper, dark berries and herbs. Fine tannins, moderate acidity that showed better on 2nd night and a medium+ finish. I think this may need at least 2-3 more years to begin strutting its stuff.
Had this over 2 nights. Unscrewed cap, let breathe for 2 hours, and then poured through the Vinturi. Found it primary with some minerality. Notes of tart red cherry and earth. Medium-bodied with light tannin, moderate acidity and a medium finish. Not really complex, rather a simple daily drinker.